Design For a Living World : Cycle de vie des matériaux
Design For a Living World
Cycle de vie des matériaux
Ellen Lupton + Abbott Miller, le 19 octobre 2015
Stephen Burks_a prototype he created made from raspberry jamwood, a tree native to southwestern Australia. Photo: Mackenzie Stroh
Stephen Burks_a prototype he created made from raspberry jamwood, a tree native to southwestern Australia. Photo: Mackenzie Stroh


Design for a living world (après Cooper-Hewitt Museum de New York, Field Museum et Millennium Park de Chicago, elle sera présentée au Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix) attire l'attention des designers sur le choix de matières premières naturelles et durables.

La Nature Conservancy
, une organisation pour la sauvegarde des terres et des eaux au niveau mondial a demandé à 10 designers de projeter des objets à partir de ressources naturelles pour illustrer le cycle de vie des matériaux. La collection ainsi créée, tout à fait écologique et dont la provenance est certifiée par le contrôle sur le territoire de Nature Conservancy, a été regroupée en une exposition intitulée " Design for a living world ".

Stephen Burks_complementary suite of jamwood containers to hold the cosmetics. Photo: Dan Whipps
Stephen Burks_complementary suite of jamwood containers to hold the cosmetics. Photo: Dan Whipps


Abbott Miller_alternative textile elements might connect to the frame of the chair_Mackenzie Stroh
Abbott Miller_alternative textile elements might connect to the frame of the chair_Mackenzie Stroh


Abbott Miller_chair whose components can be shipped flat and dry-assembled with a rubber mallet_Jay Zukerkorn
Abbott Miller_chair whose components can be shipped flat and dry-assembled with a rubber mallet_Jay Zukerkorn


Hella Jongerius_piece is made from polyurethane rubber, ceramic and porcelain_Roel Van Tour
Hella Jongerius_piece is made from polyurethane rubber, ceramic and porcelain_Roel Van Tour


Les designers associés au projet et les lieux où ils ont travaillé sont :

Yves Behar/Costa Rica ; Stephen Burks/Australie ; Hella Jongerius/Mexique ; Maya Lin/Maine ; Christien Meindertsma/Idaho ; Isaac Mizrahi/Alaska ; Abbott Miller/Bolivie ; Ted Muehling/Micronésie ; Kate Spade/Bolivie et Ezri Tarazi/Chine. Les prototypes, les dessins et les produits finis, intéressants pour la recherche fonctionnelle et esthétique/ expressive, y seront exposés.

Hella Jongerius_Ami Vitale
Hella Jongerius_Ami Vitale


Hella Jongerius_Chicle latex flows from a tree after it has been tapped_Ami Vitale
Hella Jongerius_Chicle latex flows from a tree after it has been tapped_Ami Vitale


Maya Lin_Mackenzie Stroh
Maya Lin_Mackenzie Stroh


Maya Lin_wood used for Lin's bench came from FSC-certified land managed by The Nature Conservancy_Dan Whipps
Maya Lin_wood used for Lin's bench came from FSC-certified land managed by The Nature Conservancy_Dan Whipps


Christien Meindertsma knits her commissioned wool rug in her studio_Roel Van Tour
Christien Meindertsma knits her commissioned wool rug in her studio_Roel Van Tour


Il s'agit d'un défi qui nous pousse " à revoir les produits que nous utilisons, à nous demander d'où ils proviennent, la façon dont ils ont été faits et l'impact qu'ils auront sur la planète et sur les collectivités locales ", a souligné Mark Tercek, le président de Nature Conservancy.

Wildflowers in southern Idaho near the Lava Lake Ranch, where organic sheep wool was sourced for Christien Miendersma's commission_Ami Vitale
Wildflowers in southern Idaho near the Lava Lake Ranch, where organic sheep wool was sourced for Christien Miendersma's commission_Ami Vitale


Kate Spade New York handbag made from undyed jipijapa with an FSC-certified morado (Bolivian rosewood) handle_Dan Whipps
Kate Spade New York handbag made from undyed jipijapa with an FSC-certified morado (Bolivian rosewood) handle_Dan Whipps


Kate Spade New York handbag made from loosely woven cotton with an FSC-certified morado (Bolivian rosewood) handle_Dan Whipps
Kate Spade New York handbag made from loosely woven cotton with an FSC-certified morado (Bolivian rosewood) handle_Dan Whipps


Issac Mizrahi during a fitting session_Mackenzie Stroh
Issac Mizrahi during a fitting session_Mackenzie Stroh


Issac Mizrahi used salmon leather to create a dress, jacket and shoes_Mackenzie Stroh
Issac Mizrahi used salmon leather to create a dress, jacket and shoes_Mackenzie Stroh


Ezri Tarazi refines his design using bamboo poles from China_Mackenzie Stroh
Ezri Tarazi refines his design using bamboo poles from China_Mackenzie Stroh


Tarazi's installation of bamboo totems moves the dense landscape of China’s bamboo forests indoors, creating a domestic forest that supports a range of living arrangements_Udi Dagan
Tarazi's installation of bamboo totems moves the dense landscape of China’s bamboo forests indoors, creating a domestic forest that supports a range of living arrangements_Udi Dagan


Ted Muehling looks at ivory palm nuts in a carving hut on the Micronesian island of Pohnpei_Ami Vitale
Ted Muehling looks at ivory palm nuts in a carving hut on the Micronesian island of Pohnpei_Ami Vitale


Muehling created a lei by stringing flowers made from vegetable ivory on a black silk cord_Dan Whipps
Muehling created a lei by stringing flowers made from vegetable ivory on a black silk cord_Dan Whipps


Du 16 janvier au 1er avril 2012

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